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    Which of these bikes would best suit me for a 30 min daily communte to college in nyc

    I dont know whether to post this in "classic & Vintage" or here.

    Anyway. I see these cheap bikes on CL for 50$, yeah I know.

    I just wanted to buy one for a daily commute to college around 30 minutes and lock it up and not worry if it gets stolen even though I have a kryptonite ny lock. Dont wanna commute there with my 700$ bike.

    Here are the pics. Theres no info on them just the pics.
    Which to choose? and why?

    http://picturepush.com/public/11963168


    http://picturepush.com/public/11963170


    http://picturepush.com/public/11963171

    http://picturepush.com/public/11963173


    http://picturepush.com/public/11963174
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    Test ride them and get the one that fits you best. Bring a set of allen wrenches so that you can adjust the saddle and stem height. Avoid the Huffy and don't be afraid to haggle on the price.

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    the one that you can pack the best lock on to Keep it ..

    I can not judge how it fits you or the condition over the web ,

    You going to strip and recondition it?

    Dont you have any friends that have a clue about bikes and Mechanics?


    Good luck ..
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    Personally I would grab off the Nishiki Mixte if it were close enough sized. Second choice would be one of the other Nishiki's if they fit.

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    You're in college and you still haven't learned that the dollar sign goes before the numbers? How did you get out of high school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
    You're in college and you still haven't learned that the dollar sign goes before the numbers? How did you get out of high school?


    I will point out that just because he's going to college in the US doesn't mean that he did high school in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorita View Post
    You're in college and you still haven't learned that the dollar sign goes before the numbers? How did you get out of high school?
    Now, does this have anything to do with the topic I started? If you arent helpful keep your comments to yourself. Didnt anyone ever teach you that?
    I suggest you go to another thread if you are going off topic and trying to start a flame war.

    Thanks everyone else. Ill see what i can do !

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    Have you considered a folder? Bromptons, for example, are pricy but fold small enough that you could just carry it to class inside with you and skip the locking it up outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lambo2124 View Post
    Now, does this have anything to do with the topic I started? If you arent helpful keep your comments to yourself. Didnt anyone ever teach you that?
    I suggest you go to another thread if you are going off topic and trying to start a flame war.

    Thanks everyone else. Ill see what i can do !

    Welcome to the internet! You may notice that people can do and say whatever they want, and this often leads to people saying and doing whatever they want.

    I cannot access the pictures of the bikes, but as a general rule, the most important thing is that the bike fits you - meaning that it is comfortable to ride. Aside form that, find the most inconspicuous bike that you think would be the least likely to be targeted by a thief, and get a nice fat U lock and a cable to connect all the loose bits like saddle, rack, wheels, etc. And you should scratch up and uglify it in other ways, too.

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    My advice is to look for one that you can attach a rack to. It'll give you the option for panniers if you decide you don't like carrying a backpack or messenger bag. Otherwise, fit and look for the condition of components. Last thing you want to do is spend $50 on a bike and then find out you need to pour $150 into it for parts.

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    Hey, I like that mixte! Wouldn't anything with a name on the side be targeted more by thieves? Find the one(s) that fit, narrow down to any with alloy wheels. I second staying away from the huffy... and wrap the grip with a little duct tape

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    hey you put up a picture of the same bike !!!I know they're different makes but it the same model they're all road or simular I figure you're gonna carry something so you might need a rack or baskets just sayin, I tell you just pick the one that fits you best it's the same difference ,use a back pack ??? you might consider a mountain or crouiser maybe with big soft tires???

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    How tall are you, lambo2124? Perhaps we could give you a range of frame sizes that are likely to fit.

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    Cheap bikes from CL? Make sure to verify ownership and they were not stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    Cheap bikes from CL? Make sure to verify ownership and they were not stolen.
    A handful of tuned-up old 10 speeds is exactly the type of bikes I would NOT expect to be stolen. But still, you never know!

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    I'm gonna go in a different direction and recommend the Huffy (assuming all the components work, etc.), especially if you can get it cheaper. If you're riding to NYC, you want a beater. The Nishikis are pretty nice bikes and more likely to be stolen.
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